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UJC IN 2019:

PEOPLEImpacted by our direct legal services
CALLSTaken on our hot and warm lines
MILLIONIn tax payer money saved by our work

“The Urban Justice Center was essential in building the international refugee Assistance Project into the organization we are today.”

Becca Heller, Founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project


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New NYC Eviction Cases Start To Move As State Teases Action

December 23rd, 2020|

Law 360

But Marika Dias, managing director of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center, called it "entirely unjust and shameful" that the courts have begun issuing default judgments in these cases. Tenants have run into trouble when they try to answer their petitions by phone, as the courts have instructed them to do, she said.

NY renters face pandemic evictions ahead of Christmas, even with moratorium. What to know.

December 21st, 2020|

Lo Hud

Both depend on tenants paying thousands of dollars in back rent that they will likely not have and actively taking steps to assert that protection, Marika Dias, managing director of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center, said.

Ti ammali, perdi il lavoro, non paghi più la casa: il dramma homeless travolge gli Usa

December 15th, 2020|

«Quella federale è comunque una moratoria limitata, perché non si applica automaticamente a tutti gli inquilini, occorre rispettare determinati criteri per beneficiarne», ci spiega Marika Dias, avvocato di Urban Justice Center, una rete di “cliniche” legali impegnate anche nelle battaglie contro gli sfratti di massa.

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– Cory Booker, US Senator, 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee Candidate, and former UJC staff member

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